Book Club – Wild By Cheryl Strayed

So, first thing’s first you guys. I have to apologize; this book club discussion page is way overdue. Summer just kinda got away from me, but we are back at it. Pinky swear. If I didn’t totally lose you, the House of Hipsters Book Club was last reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. A powerful and honest memoir about a young woman on her solo hike of the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT). A woman reeling from catastrophe. Pretty much broken and scattered.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed Book Club Discussion

 

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All The Light We Cannot See – Book Club

The House Of Hipsters’ book club has been reading All The Light We Cannot See this month. I really hope no one hates on me after reading this post. I can’t say I loved it, but I didn’t hate it either. It was for sure not one of my favorites. In fact, if it wasn’t for the book club, I would have put it back on the shelf; however, I felt obligated to read it. It was a beast of a book for me. The flowery, embellished written words combo’d with its jumping around in time. Oy. To be honest, the book made me feel dumb because I was mainly confused. I was frustrated and felt I needed a dictionary. It was sentences like, “Mazes in nodules on murex shells and in the textures of sycamore bark and inside the hollow bones of eagles.” What does that even mean?

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Book Club — The Girl On The Train

So we’re almost halfway through March and quite a few of you…including myself…have finished The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. All the reviews I read had compared it to Gone Girl, so I was thrilled to be reading this month’s book picked by Ashley from Bigger Than The Three Of Us and Thalita from The Learner Observer and my co-worker Mary Kate.

This book is narrated by three different women which can sometimes make for a difficult read, but in this case, was well done. It just took some getting use to. The only thing I really found myself paging back to were the dates. Confused at first, I didn’t realize Megan’s dates were completely different from Rachel’s dates. I was also suddenly taken aback when Anna jumped into the mix a quarter of the way in. In fact, I thought I had completely missed the boat and had to double back to make sure. I mean, I do read in bed, half asleep, so ya never know.

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Book Club — Yes Please by Amy Poehler

OK you guys! I’ve picked a new book for our book club. I hope you all have read #GIRLBOSS, but if you haven’t no big deal. Like I said before, this is a no pressure, no obligation read as fast or slow as you wish kinda club. I chose Yes Please by Amy Poehler because it was recommended to me by a fellow House Of Hipsters reader whom I’ve known since Preschool/Kindergarten. It’s so crazy how this blog has brought so many people into my life again — new and old.

Book Club Yes Please Amy Poehler

 

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Book Club #GIRLBOSS

#GIRLBOSS Book of the month

So before 2014 ends and 2015 begins, I thought I should do a check-in with our book club readers. AND I think I have a better plan on how to run this puppy. I kinda threw it out there to check for participation without a real plan. But I think I have the logistics part figured out.

Look to the right, on the sidebar ——>>> See the image cover for #GIRLBOSS? Well, from now on, click there, and we can all have an on-going discussion on that page in the comments section. When it looks like everyone is wrapping up on the book, I will announce a new title and swap out the image in the sidebar. So, if you’re just checking in that day, you’ll see the next book. I’ll also post in on Facebook. BTDubs, this next book is a reader suggestion. And this reader is actually someone I’ve known since kindergarten! How crazy is that! I seriously love how this blog has allowed me to reconnect with friends old and new. So if you have suggestions, keep ’em coming! I’ll announce the next book in a couple week. I’m really excited to get into it.

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